OS X :: Safari Versus Firefox RAM Usage

Feb 18, 2006

I'm sure you've all read about the Firefox memory leak brouhaha. Firefox 1.5+ is supposed to suck down memory like there is no tomorrow.

Someone made this challenge:

[URL]

"If you keep opening tabs in Firefox � say, more than 10 or 15 � the browser starts to slow to a crawl. See how many tabs you can open, but participate at your own risk! Oh, and uh... be sure to save all of your work first."

Well I ran that test. I opened 33 tabs in FF 1.5.01 on my iBook (see sig). FF doesn't bat an eyelash, no slowdown whatsoever.

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MacBook :: CPU Usage Very High Just Using Safari/firefox?

Mar 6, 2009

The HD crashed about 2 years ago, and since the replacement (TOSHIBA MK6034GSX 60GB) the CPU will go very hot 80+C and the fan going to 6200rpm if visiting some internet pages. Normally a problem if (when) the kids are playing free online games or visiting youtube or similar. Made a screenshot, notice CPU usage around 112%, smartfan showing 70C and 6200rpm. I have taken the mac physically apart and cleaned the cooling duct and applyed new thermal paste. Didn't help. It drives me crazy, I hate noisy computers.

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Jul 3, 2010

I cannot seems to find a good browser, yes I know Safari 5 is decent but as my wife just noted me today.

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Im also experiencing some issues with youtube, while Im loading video sometimes it stops loading video half way through or may be 40%.

Chrome, well its ok but sometimes it slows on flash as well.

Now the real issue I'm having is from Firefox; I have the latest version installed I think 3.6. After a few minutes it starts to get slow, later on it stops responding to the point that my dock and apple bar just freezes. The only solution is to activate spaces, move to empty space and force quit it.

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Dec 7, 2010

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Jan 2, 2009

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I am now using Firefox as my main browser and the things that bother me are the lack of Mac OS X integration (drop down menus, text boxes, no bouncing download icons, etc) but I can live without them because for me Firefox is technically superior...

I still have the impression though that the text renders best on Safari. Am I wrong? It seems to me that the character spacing works better on Safari than Firefox, not that the latter isn't any good. This thing could make me return to Safari again, so now I am trying Firefox out for the next couple of days.

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Jun 10, 2010

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I've re-loaded Firefox and also Chrome, and over the last three days seem to be leaning towards Chrome for its balance of speed and overall functionality.

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Feb 14, 2009

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Nov 11, 2010

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I also don't like the the new "page loading" status because it doesn't tell much - seems like a copy of Chrome's too. I preferred how it was in the previous beta version.

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Jun 18, 2012

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Maybe I can at least get a "toggle" to control when it tries to access that huge junk server at "url..." ?Right now its taking over 30 seconds to respond to clicks, and then the same sort of delay before drawing the new screen.

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The 2407WFP is a couple of years old now I guess, but it's the rev A04 version, which supposedly fixed the (few) problems with what was otherwise meant to be a great screen. It's an sPVA screen.

I've heard good reviews of the G2410, with its LED backlighting. It's still a TN panel and I hear so much bad stuff about them.

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The F2380 is a cPVA panel, the image quality looks better but I've heard bad things about blacks on this panel.

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I've tried both of these browsers and I like Chrome more in almost every aspect except one. Because of this aspect, I continue to use Safari.

I don't know if this is the official name of the feature but it seems logical to me. Autocomplete or autofill.

Basically, when I am typing a URL in Safari, if the URL is in my bookmarks or history it will complete the rest of the address for me and all I have to do is hit enter.

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Jan 15, 2009

For the last month I have not being able to load NinjaVideo.net from either Firefox 3 or Safari. It used to work perfectly from my Macbook, but out of the blue it stopped loading.I tried updating flash player and still it does not open. I also tried deleting all cookies, and cache.This is the error message it appears on firefox:Network TimeoutThe server at NinjaVideo.net is taking too long to respond.

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Jun 8, 2009

Is the newest safari really any better than the newest firefox? It doesn't seem any faster and there are little things I miss that safari doesn't have.

Firefox has:
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Personas
3-finger swipe to top/bottom
enter in google bar to igoogle page
better adblock

Safari:
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dragging tabs looks a lot nicer (animated)

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Oct 3, 2009

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Mar 29, 2012

Can I use both Safari and Firefox simultaneously? I like Safari but my online banking requires Firefox.

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May 3, 2012

I'm unable to open one URL in either Safari or Firefox but have no problem on my laptop. Tried using another user account but it still won't work.

Read this link posted here: [url]...

Both my sister and I share the same network name and I tried entering the URL with numbers and it still does not work. It's been like this for a week.

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